“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.” –Lao Tzu
That’s one definition of an infinite number of potential definitions. How do you define “enlightenment”?
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My definition of this is under construction. I’m interested to see what others come up with though.
I hear you, josi. I was kind of interested in that myself. (Hence, the question. Ha!)
My husband and I watched something last night, it was about the search for enlightment, and it occurred to me, I don’t exactly have a working definition.
Enlightenment for me is becoming my higher self and connecting with the Divine. It is knowing rather than believing. I think this comes through gaining wisdom and applying it appropriately. I’m sure there are better ways of defining it and it’s quite possible my definition will change over time.
My friend who wanted to come for a visit called me to cancel, because she is undergoing a tough emotional time and therefore didn’t get much sleep. Shared a lot of her emotions though, which could be seen as sort of a ‘leakage’, of spilling the beans or contents of her cup, needing my emotional and spiritual support. I’d needed hers as well, but this was just not possible under these circumstances.
I’m so sorry to hear that, Verena, on both counts. ♥